picaresca
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picaresca(
pee
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kah
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rehs
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kah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (literature)
a. picaresque literature
La picaresca fue un género muy popular en España.Picaresque literature was a very popular genre in Spain.
2. (cunning)
a. guile
Noté la picaresca que ocultaba su oferta y la rechacé.I noticed the guile behind their offer, so I declined it.
b. wiliness
Mauro logró engañarnos a todos gracias a su picaresca.Mauro managed to trick us all with his wiliness.
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picaresca
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (literature)
a. picaresque literature
2. (modo de vida)
a. roguery
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picaresca
1 (Literat) (genre of the) picaresque novel
2 (astucia) guile; chicanery (literario); subterfuge
la picaresca española Spanish guile; Spanish wiliness
3 (hampa) (criminal) underworld
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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